Groupama Insurances’ Head of Large and Complex Loss Karl Parr has welcomed the Government’s proposals to tackle false whiplash claims, and said that they should be applauded.
Parr described the whiplash claim record in the UK as entirely disproportionate to the rest of Europe, adding that every policyholder was paying extra because of it.
The system was open to manipulation and cheating, Parr stated, because the majority of claims relied upon the claimant’s own account as evidence.
More reliable diagnosis was a vital part of improving the system, he said, which would not only improve detection of would-be fraudsters but also ensure those with genuine claims would get paid more quickly.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) earlier this week said that the organisation believed the Government was on the right track to combating rising whiplash claims.